The Association

Established in 1971 The Association of Conferences and Events (ACE) is proud to be one of the longest serving event industry trade associations in the UK.     We have come a long way and our journey continues.    Supporting our members, working with existing and new partners  and developing the association further remains our key focus in 2017.

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Our Aim

ACE acts as a catalyst for its members and partners to create business and employment opportunities through networking, promotion and introductions. It focuses on small and medium event businesses from sole traders to freelance consultants. As members of BVEP and EIF the Association represents its members at the highest level.    

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Join Us

Achieve more for your event business by engaging and collaborating with members, partners and our wider network. We understand from feedback obtained from current members that growing their presence within the event sector is absolutely key and our aim is to support all members in doing this through networking and promotion.  

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Network and Learn

ACE focuses on providing a platform for creating opportunities, meeting valuable contacts and sharing knowledge. In early 2016 we introduced our Network & Learn series that offers both Members and Non-members the chance to network with other event professionals, exchange views and discuss challenges as well as joining a development session.  

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Events

The Association offers a range of business and social events for its Members, non-members and guests.    Subscribe to receive regular updates on our events.   Looking for complimentary networking?  Please visit our our Network & Learn section.                             

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Charity

Our chosen charity, the British Polio Fellowship (BPF), is dedicated to helping, supporting and empowering approximately 120,000 people in the UK living with the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS), a neurological condition.  Learn more about the BPF, their great work  and how you can help by clicking below.

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Jobs

If you are looking for your next career step within events and hospitality click below to view current vacancies.  

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Marketing Opportunities

Promote your product, service or job to over 20,000 event companies and professionals. Choose from a number of marketing packages available for both Members (at a discounted rate) and non-members including recruitment advertising, Solus emails and website banners. Talk to us about becoming a trade show or exhibition media partner.  

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Directory

Are you looking for a particular event company, product, service or supplier?    Take a moment to look at the ACE Directory and see if one of our featured members or partners can help you.   If you can’t find what you are looking for please email or call  for more industry contacts.  

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News

Keep up to date with industry news, ACE Member updates, people moves and much more by clicking below.

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Gallery

ACE and its Members  have taken literally hundreds of photos of our events, networking and members over the past few years. Unfortunately we can’t feature them all so below are just a few examples of our previous events including some familiar event industry faces. To show you a little more of what we do click   below.

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